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"Invasion of the Daemon Corps"
(Demon Gundan no Shūrai)
"Invasion of the Demon Corps"
(Ja:) Fuji Television
(En:) Saban Entertainment
Airdate (Ja:) February 4, 2001
(En:) April 28, 2001
Written by (Ja:) Genki Yoshimura
(En:) Michael Sorich
Directed by (Ja:) Atsutoshi Umezawa
Chief Anim.
Yoshihiro Takeda
Art Yukiko Iijima
Toei Animation

The DigiDestined's troubles are far from over, as the city comes under attack by a group of merciless Digimon known as the Daemon Corps, in search of the precious dark spore, that Ken possesses.

DA02 ep43 Recap (LQ)00:30

DA02 ep43 Recap (LQ)

Episode recap for Invasion of the Daemon Corps.


Returning home, the kids receive news of numerous disappearances of kids. Ken feels as though he knows something about it and starts to remember bits of his past. Daemon then appears in the real world and brings some Dark Digimon with him: Marine Devimon, Lady Devimon, and Skull Satamon and they start to inflict major damage! Even Imperialdramon Dragon Mode couldn’t defeat him... ...mainly because his data was frozen. The other children gave their power to Imperialdramon Dragon Mode to unfreeze him and then he Mode Changes into Fighter Mode and defeats SkullSatamon!

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Featured characters

(Numbers indicate order of appearance. Bolded characters are fought by the protagonists, and italicized characters appear only as a voice or silhouette.)

Humans In-Training Rookie Champion Ultimate Mega Armor

Digimon Analyser

DC maDC riDC nDC deDC biDC moDC n

Aquatic Beast Man Digimon

Special Move
Guilty Black
MarineDevimon: "I am MarineDevimon, an Ocean Digimon. When I use my Dark Deluge attack, I shoot out poisonous ink."
DC reDC deDC iDC chouonDC deDC biDC moDC n

Fallen Angel Digimon

Special Move
Darkness Wave
LadyDevimon: "I'm LadyDevimon, a Fallen Angel Digimon. My Darkness Wave attack changes my opponent's power into exploding dark energy."

DC suDC kaDC ruDC saDC taDC moDC n

Undead Digimon

Special Move
Nail Bone
SkullSatamon: "I'm SkullSatamon, a Ghost Digimon. I seek power and my special Nail Bone attack always crushes whoever gets in my way."
DC iDC nDC peDC riDC aDC ruDC doDC raDC uDC moDC n

Ancient Dragon Man Digimon

Signature Move
Positron Laser
Special Move
Giga Death
Ken: "Imperialdramon Fighter Mode—in this mode, he has the ability to walk on two legs and his fighting power is tripled!"


(Number indicates order of occurrence.)

Veemon 1 DemiVeemon 10 Paildramon 14 Imperialdramon Dragon Mode 18 Imperialdramon Fighter Mode 28 Veemon
Veemon t Arrow R Red.png DemiVeemon t Arrow RR.png Paildramon t Arrow R.png Imperialdramon Dragon Mode t Arrow R Blue.png Imperialdramon Fighter Mode t Arrow RR Red.png Veemon t
(w/ Wormmon) + Wormmon

Armadillomon 2 Submarimon 15 Armadillomon 16 Ankylomon 24 Armadillomon
Armadillomon t Arrow R.png Submarimon t Arrow R Red.png Armadillomon t Arrow R.png Ankylomon t Arrow R Red.png Armadillomon t
DigiEgg Reliability

Patamon 3 Angemon 16 MagnaAngemon 24 Patamon
Patamon t Arrow R.png Angemon t Arrow R.png MagnaAngemon t Arrow RR Red.png Patamon t

Gomamon 4 Ikkakumon 5 Zudomon 21 Gomamon
Gomamon t Arrow R.png Ikkakumon t Arrow R.png Zudomon t Arrow RR Red.png Gomamon t

Hawkmon 6 Aquilamon 24 Hawkmon
Hawkmon t Arrow R.png Aquilamon t Arrow R Red.png Hawkmon t

Gatomon 6 Angewomon 24 Gatomon
Gatomon (Ringless) t Arrow R.png Angewomon t Arrow R Red.png Gatomon (Ringless) t

Gabumon 8 WereGarurumon 19 Gabumon
Gabumon t Arrow RR.png WereGarurumon t Arrow RR Red.png Gabumon t

Biyomon 8 Garudamon 20 Biyomon
Biyomon t Arrow RR.png Garudamon t Arrow RR Red.png Biyomon t

Wormmon 10 Paildramon (14) Imperialdramon Dragon Mode (18) Imperialdramon Fighter Mode 28 Wormmon
Wormmon t Arrow RR.png Paildramon t Arrow R.png Imperialdramon Dragon Mode t Arrow R Blue.png Imperialdramon Fighter Mode t Arrow RR Red.png Wormmon t
(w/ DemiVeemon) + Veemon

Agumon 10 MetalGreymon 23 Agumon
Agumon t Arrow RR.png MetalGreymon t Arrow RR Red.png Agumon t

Tentomon 10 MegaKabuterimon (Red) 22 Tentomon
Tentomon t Arrow RR.png MegaKabuterimon (Red) t Arrow RR Red.png Tentomon t


"You certainly have a lot of nerve to cross the powers of darkness."

Daemon is spoooooky.

Angewomon: "Aquilamon, I..."
LadyDevimon: "Hold on. You'd better stay out of it, Blondie."
Angewomon: "Try to stop me, you witch!"
LadyDevimon: "As you wish."
Angewomon: "If you can!"

LadyDevimon and Angewomon get into another catfight.

Tai: "So what are you gonna do?"
Kari: "I don't know."
Tai: "Do any of the new kids know what you're up against?"
Kari: "I don't think so."
Tai: "You may have broken some Dark Rings, a couple of Dark Spirals, but your group has got to be prepared for what you know is coming next."
Kari: "Well we've destroyed Control Spire Digimon. How 'bout that?"
Agumon: "I know they looked like real Digimon, and fought like 'em too, but they weren't real. They don't have hearts, ya know."
Tai: "Agumon's right. Can these new guys make the tough decisions we made?"
Kari: "We're just kids, Tai."
Tai: "You're not just kids, you're DigiDestined."
Kari: "I know."
Tai: "Soon, you'll have to fight real Digimon, and you're gonna have to win, or innocent people will be hurt."
Agumon: "Mm-hmm."
Gatomon: "Arukenimon and Mummymon are still on the prowl here in the real world."
Tai: "And your group has gotta be ready. The whole world is counting on you."

Tai makes sure that his little sister is ready for what's coming.

Other notes

Dubbing changes

  • In the opening scene, the Japanese version has Davis suggest the team all rest up after their recent adventures, surprising everyone with his sensible, thoughtful remark. The dub changes this to him make a baffling non-sequitur remark that has nothing to do with anything anyone else is saying that we'll just quote wholesale here—"Well, I guess I'm due! Doctors say that on average the youth of today are underworked and overpaid, and you gotta admit I'm way above average!"—and everyone's reaction is changed to them gawping at his random stupidity.
  • The slapping fight between Angewomon and LadyDevimon is removed from the English dub.
  • In the Japanese version, when MegaKabuterimon (a.k.a. AtlurKabuterimon) gets struck by SkullSatamon, Izzy yells his name. In the English dub, he simply comments on SkullSatamon having "excited molecules".

Digimon references

Real-world references

Miscellaneous trivia

  • Davis announces the episode title in the Japanese episode.
  • Despite this being their second appearance in this series, MegaKabuterimon and Garudamon appear without their digivolving sequence. Also, MegaKabuterimon is never seen using his Horn Buster attack.
  • All the original Ultimate Digimon are reunited for the first time since the episode The Fate of Two Worlds with the exception of Lillymon, who is in New York with Mimi (as Palmon).

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